What distinguishes music from noise? Chances are your answer to this question would differ from that of your grandparents. Music majors and minors at Calvin study music at both a theoretical and technical level in order to shape series of noises into works of art.
The music major at Calvin allows you to focus your studies in one of four concentrations: music theory/composition, performance, music history and music in worship. You may also opt for a general music degree, or pair your major with a number of other majors and programs offered at Calvin.
Additionally, the music department at Calvin offers two programs that lead to a bachelor in music education (BME) degree. Both 66-credit hour music education programs will prepare you to teach in the K-12 setting. Choose either the instrumental music education program or the vocal/choral music education program.
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Perform at weekly recital hours; study privately on one of twenty instruments; participate in band, orchestra or choir.
(36 semester hours)
(39 semester hours)
(56 semester hours)
(45 semester hours)
(53-55 semester hours)
(20 semester hours)
(19 semester hours)
Dollar amounts reflect awards given for the 2012-13 academic year.
Interested in teaching? You can gain certification in Music as a:
Calvin's teacher education program also contains education-specific course requirements that you must complete prior to certification. See course requirements for: